KBEAR KB04 – Review

KBEAR KB04

KBEAR KB04

| Balanced Armature | Dynamic Driver |



🎧 We are reviewing the KBEAR KB04, a new model from the brand with dual drivers.

This earphone features a single dynamic driver and a single balanced armature per side, making it an hybrid IEM.

The earpieces of the KBEAR KB04 are entirely made of metal and offer a silver mirror-like finish that, unfortunately, easily picks up fingerprints.

The cable of the KBEAR KB04 has a TFZ compatible connector type, which will enable users to buy good upgrade cables with crazy affordable prices; like this one or this one.

The cable has a L-shaped 3.5mm connector (design that many users prefer) and can be bought with our without an inline microphone and remote.

The version that we are reviewing has the remote/mic; the section is built in metal and sports a single multi-function button.

The cable itself has a dual-helix design with a softer a more rubberized feel than many competitor’s cables at this price tag – as a point of reference, the cable bundled with the KBEAR KB04 is substantially softer than the one of the BLON BL-03, TRN V90, TRN BA5, KZ ZSX.

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KBEAR KB04 Review

Tests & Scores


A

Accessories & Packaging

The KBEAR KB04 comes bundled with 4 pair of eartips, a cable clip and the detachable cable.

The packaging holding the unit is inline with most recent KBEAR models, which is a small rectangular box with a sliding cover.

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W

Weight

KBEAR KB04 weight in Ounces and KBEAR KB04 weight in grams.

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B

Bass & Sub Bass

The KBEAR KB04 does a good job at providing a punchy and fun bass but not owning the whole sound signature.

Sub-bass will get substantially deep as to never sound shallow but will not be a sub-bass centered nor a basshead-tuned earphone.

To their benefit, this bass profile will allow them to cover a wider gamut of genres providing a fair bass response.

An EQ can be applied to boost both mid-bass and sub-bass and the KB04 will respond very well, with a much deeper and harder-hitting retuned bass.

Through out our extreme basshead tests, the KBEAR KB04 took up to 40% of the power of our testing amp, the results showed a massive increment of sub-bass but no basshead rumble nor impact could be squeezed out of this model.

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KBEAR KB04

M

Mids & Vocals

The KBEAR KB04 mids are warm with a relaxed personality over male vocals and lower mids.

Higher mids sit in between a rolled-off feel with some sporadic bits of emphasized spikes that might translate into tolerable harshness.

Applying an EQ, the KBEAR can provide noticeable clearing up of their lower mids and vocals without getting boxy.

Higher mids can be slightly pushed for a crispier sound but can easily become too harsh.

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KBEAR KB04
KBEAR KB04

H

Highs & Treble

The KBEAR KB04 highs are capable of bringing to the table a bright sensation without sounding dark nor overcrowded, yet not becoming overly fatiguing.

Their detail capabilities will probably not earn awards but their overall highs performance is pleasing for a non-dark earphone.

Regarding fatiguing highs, our team noticed more frequent presence of piercing peaks than sibilance – nonetheless, some sibilance was hearable on sibilant-prone tracks.

With an EQ, the highs of the KBEAR KB04 will demonstrate much better detail retrieval and a fair openness over their higher end.

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KBEAR KB04
KBEAR KB04

SL

Sound Leak

The sound leaking out of the KBEAR KB04 will be within acceptable for any normally noisy situation but might not fit the quietness requirements for usage in libraries.

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SI

Sound Isolation

The sound isolation provided by the KBEAR KB04 is noticeably stronger than average earphones with partial isolation offered even without music playing.

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KBEAR KB04

C

Comfort

The rounded edges of the KBEAR KB04 combined with the smooth metal build results in a very comfortable experience.

In addition to this, this model sits nearly flush with the ears, becoming less bulky and easier on the ears while resting the head sideways.

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KBEAR KB04

EQ

Response to Equalization

The response to EQ of the KB04 showed a vast refinement over the baseline sound profile, offering clearer mids and more detailed highs.

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Frequency Response (raw)

KBEAR KB04 Frequency Response Curve

KBEAR KB04 frequency response curve
KBEAR KB04 frequency response curve

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KBEAR KB04 Technical Specifications

Specifications

TypeDual
Driver UnitBA+DD
Sensitivity104dB/mW
Power Capacityn/a
Impedance16 ohms
Frequency Response20-40,000Hz
DiaphragmUnknown
Magnetunknown
CordY-type
Cord Length1.2m
PlugStereo mini plug
WeightApprox. 30g

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Scores Scores

KBEAR KB04 Scores


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KBEAR KB04

7.8

SCORE

7.8/10


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